LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has chosen James Forbes, Jr. as the agency’s next executive director. Its current executive director, Arthur J. Moretti, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities, and his final day will be August 11. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — A new promotional video was recently launched by The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) on its website and on YouTube. The four-minute video covers the town in all four seasons, along with its rich history, local businesses and eateries, recreational opportunities in the area and many events, including the free Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Read more
FALLSBURG, NY — Joe LaRuffa, a music teacher and band director at Fallsburg Central School District (FCSD) and former Town of Fallsburg councilman, became the second inductee into the Fallsburg High School Hall of Fame on June 29, 2014. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation will present its third installment of its History Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., featuring local historian Frank Salvati speaking about “The Infamous Walking Purchase of 1737,” to be held at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. Light refreshments will be served.
Salvati is a resident of Port Jervis. He is a passionate student of the Indian wars, with a particular interest in the Northeast. He is a popular speaker on the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Read more
POND EDDY, NY — Support two local fire departments at a classic car and motorcycle show at The River Runner’s Roost, 2378 State Route 97, on August 9 at 11 a.m. with vehicle judging at 4 p.m. There will also be an area vendor’s market, food, drink, music and fun. All proceeds and a portion of food sales will benefit the Lumberland and Westfall Township fire departments. The committee is currently looking for sponsors as well. For more information visit www.Riverrunnersroost.com, call John Codichini at 845/313-4317, or stop by the Roost for admission forms.
HAWLEY, PA and BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has welcomed Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new land protection coordinator. She joins the existing land protection team, which includes Amanda Subjin, stewardship and education coordinator; Jamie Bartholomew, monitoring coordinator; and Carol Smith, stewardship assistant. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville United Methodist Church will sponsor a family Bible school on August 4 and 5 at the church on River Road/Rt. 97. The gathering is open to all beginning at 5 p.m. with a fellowship supper provided by the church, followed by praise and worship until 8 p.m. Children and adults will join in song and prayer for two evenings of “FFF: Food, Faith, Family.” There is no cost for this outreach program. For more details call the church office at 845/557-6216.
BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a presentation by Mort Malkin and Christine San Jose titled “Our Genetic Heritage: Are We Wired for Violence or Cooperation?” They will make the case for cooperation and caring, based on human history from 50,000 BCE until now, including the story of Hatshepsut, the peaceful female pharaoh, and a reading of Edheduanna’s anti-war poem, “Lament to the Spirit of War.” Following the service at the Berlin Township Community Center, there will be social time and refreshments. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold a raffle for A Taste of Sullivan County. Winners of three prize packages will be drawn at the Monticello Bagel Festival on August 17. Each package will include gift certificates to a variety of restaurants in Sullivan County. The first prize package is valued at over $500, second prize at over $200, and third prize package is valued at over $100. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Log rolling, a brand new event, will be added this year to the 31st Woodsmen’s Competition on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. during the Wayne County Fair. Chainsaw tree felling, axe throwing, two-person crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, skill tree felling, and five classes of chain sawing, including one class for ladies only, will be featured. Competitors from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond can win trophies and prize money for finishing in first, second or third places. The registration deadline is Friday, July 18. Read more